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How does your school boost teacher morale
Old 08-29-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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I'm in charge of our "hospitality" committee this year. I'M looking for some new ideas of fun events for us throughout the year. We do some various pot-luck days, boo at Halloween, etc.


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Ours went up considerably this year. We got a new P.

Can you do things like wear tennis shoes/jeans, leave when the kids leave, one week of no lesson plans to turn in, etc.? The pot-lucks and Halloween "boo-ing" are fun, but can be cost prohibitive for some. Maybe morale boosters that won't cost the teachers money and will either lighten their loads a little or at least make it more enjoyable.
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We do potlucks and Boo as well. We do Secret Santa with small daily presents for a week, the a larger gift at a luncheon the last day. We have a sign up for people to take turns bringing in a morning treat once a week which is a big hit-something to look forward to on a Friday. Even just a small treat or note for no reason in a mailbox is great. My favorite was when there was a surprise Starbucks run. I wish someone would boost our morale this week!
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morale ??? never heard of it
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I don't think morale can go any lower at my school.


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Happy Hour After School?
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Has anyone found a good way to get staff to gather AWAY from school after hours?

My daughter teaches in another state and her school goes out once a month and it is a BIG hit!

I have mentioned it to a couple coworkers and they seem to think they have NO time????

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What's boo at Halloween?

We do Happy Hours after school, probably once a month or so. Whoever wants to go does. Some never show, but those that do have fun.

We also do potuck b-fasts once a month and lunch a couple times a year. It always cheers people up, and if you're asked to bring something you made that was a hit before, it makes you feel good.

This wouldn't appeal to some people, but we're pretty low-brow. We have a list of stupid swear words and we try to fit them in during our conversation at lunchtime. It's so completely ridiculous that we end up cracking ourselves up trying to use the words in different ways. (I know, immature and not for everyone. But it works for us and we end up having laughed a bit at least!)
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some ideas
Old 08-30-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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At the beginning of the year teachers give a sort of praise report of the good things that are going on in their lives.

Admins give grade level gifts like shirts at the beginning fo the year.
When we have staff meetings that often times offer us little snack such as chips, dip, etc
I suggested we turn one of the empty classrooms into a teachers lounge. NOt sure if it will come to pass but I think Principal was open.
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